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t - f.h - 'i I, 2-5 t r - I? -z":E.A-:EaXi"H" STJiBSCiEaiiFTioisj", $2.00. SVENTH YEAR. UNDER NEW HEADS. The Would begins, with this issue, to sail under newly-shaped heads. To indicate, in a measure, the large region of country for which it will speak, the name has been made "Western Kansas Would." The surname, as it were, is not changed. We would- not change this for one thousand dollars. It is well for a newspaper to stick to its prin cipal name, even when the name is not particularly pretty or appropriate. Time confirms usin the belief that the name World is not defective in either of these particulars. While we shall expect the heading and the motto to show, even to him who picks up the Would for the first time, that this is, in its fundamental nature, a stock-farm journal, a short explanation in this con nection may not be out of place. Not only has the form of the head of the Would been changed, but the paper now carries two general heads, whose utility will probably become apparent to the observer as time moves apace. These heads are intended to place the stock interests ahead of all others in western Kansas, and to show that farming, to the extent of raising feed for stock, and no further, is, at present, to be desired in fact, is indispensable. We have not, in these heads, aimed to deceive strangers into believing that this western Kansas is a land of cities, forests or navigable water courses. Our aim, rather, has been to show that stock-growing and stock feed growing form a sure basis for our industries; that these constitute, in full, stock-fanning, and that any working man who will grasp rightly this problem can make money faster, with less outlay of physical labor, and enjoy better health while he is at it, than he could in the reg ular farming country to the east of this. The Would has been an advocate of stock-farming for five years. It does not deny that straight farming can be done here with profit in the future when,' for instance, the buffalo grass and its almost stone-hard sod are extinguished. In fact, we expect that such a condition is in store for western Kansas, but even then stock farming will pay much richer returns than straight farming. Some gentloman of wisdom we forget now who he was told us a tew weeks ago that, after a resi dence of a great many years in Shawnee county, Kansas, he cheerfully conceded that, although farm cropping in general is safe there, stock-farming is what all her soil tillers ought to follow. But, at all events, the World is acting for the present. ' It does not abjure its Republicanism nor a tithing of it. Its news feature will be enlarged, instead of curtailed. Editorially, the World will continue to be calm or denunciatory in tone, as the question under discussion may seem to require. For sham men and sham prin ciples, its full stock of contempt will con tinue to be carried. With this issue, a material enlargement takes placo in the Would'; not because business policy or duty to our people requires it, but just to create a place where we can be sure to find room to sink all the money which we are ablo to save from other sources of outlay. This con stant effort to produce something better has been our experience as a journalist. In the main, it has beon highly satisfactory to us. The World feels grateful to the press of Kansas for showers of handsome compliments and general kind treatment. Hero, as elsewhere, are a few men who would bury their home paper, because they can not control it The trouble with them is that, in anything like a determined tussle, they are outwindod, and placed before the better portion of the commu nity in much the plight of the ostrich which imagines it is hiding its vulnerable parts by sticking its head into the sand. But ve would not be misunderstood. Few, if any, of these people are in these parts now; and what tiiere are of them are really more apt to ask us for strong favors than are our warm friends. And while the subject of friends is up, we shall say for ours in this country that they are thick and reliable. ' We may have missed opportunities to11 cement friendships; but there is one thing ire have not done: We have seldom tied to any man for a close friend and found in him any thing else. Without arrogating to ourself any praise, we account for this, in part, by believing that we havetbeen 1jeoQgnizod as attempting, at leaat, to be true tq those whom our gratitude JEs due. One's1-moods are controlled to some ex tent ours largely -V by his financial con dition. Much of the time since wo have been conducting the World, our income has kept such slow pace with our outgoes as to prevent our casting what might be termed a respectable smile. Now, counting our own labor on the Would, the cost involved in running this paper is not less than one hundred and seventy-five dollars -a month 2,100 a year. It is needless to add that the total receipts are so little in excess of this sum as to render very small the profits when the capital invested, the insurance and the taxes are considered. ' Whenever anybody thinks that he can take our place, fill it as an editor and publisher, and get wealthy, we are the man for him to con suit. If there is in him anything but swelj head, brag, incompetency and general worthlessncss, he will buy us out in short order. Any person who has in him any of the qualities of a newspaper man can buy this office more cheaply than he can start a new one, and if such a one gets it, he can make a living. We hope that the World will continue to be taken by every live man in Trego county. It is an indispensable auxiliary to the success of this class. Drones are better off without any news paper, and the Would would not intrude on -the sanctity of their loneliness. The World is glad to receive the De Pere, Wisconsin, News, published by Hill & Proctor. This Hill is J. Claude, who for years ran the Sentinel, at Solo mon City, dowai this railroad, and ran it well. The way he made the fur fly from the hides of some of those old mossbacks was a caution even to them who were not in the range of the contest. Captain Hill is not only a good newspaper man, but he is a social gentleman. We were sorry to see him leave Kansas, but are glad to be lieve he has " struck it rich." The News looks like he had, and that northern country is excessive when it comes to supporting newspapers. We are sorry to see, in the Kirwin Independent, that Prof. A. M. Bryant has been tried by the school board at Logan on a charge of unlawfully punishing a scholar and general incompetency. Sup posing that the decision is right, we are glad that he was exonerated. Many people in the south part of Graham county are acquainted with the professor. In fact, it is his name which that town ship of Bryant, in south Graham, bears. Getting the -extension of the Central Branch road from the east has been given up by the Millbrook Times. That paper would like to see Graham county charter and build her own railroad, but thinks that a road from fche B & M. in Nebraska to Phillipsburg, Logan, Mill brook, Wa-Keenoy, Ness City and Dodge would be about the right thing. It is well to make Wa-Keeney a point. An armistice seems to prevail between the editors of the Hill City Rcz'rille and the Norton Cliampion. The latter was-probably seized with the fear of getting personally pomeled. He had accused the former of permitting mighty frequent orthographical, blunders to crawl into his paper, and the accused kicked back much like an overloaded shotgun. A. G. McBkide, .who.. was on& of the counsel for the' state in this case, says," in his Kirwin RcpttbUcan, ,the legislature has made appropriations in the case of the State of Kansas vs. Millie Mahurin for the murder of Geo.T. -Lord. -Persons having costs in the action can be paid, if their accounts are. properly verified." Young people, remarks Prof. Lantz, of our state agricultural 'college, can not be too careful in the choice, of books. A taste for bad literature, he says, is worse than no reading at all. , Some agitation-is. .going' on in Books county over the advocacy of "voting bonds to build a railway from Stockton to Bull City to connect -with the road at the latter place. ' "Shell's & Zeiglek, of Hays, plead gtiilty to one count in the prosecution for violating the Prohibitory liquor law, andifnd a reporter to investigate those for entered into a lond to quit the busineaB. HAYSr-ihe Sta&Sentintl says, wtaonbbemimheeded by County 0k ling to with etrangeni.. --. IPinkham, ire shall "tell on him." ' '" stock zF-A-rEazMZHEra- the sasis of othr izetidttstiriies. WA-KEEJSTEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCI? 21, 1885; The Hays Star Sentinel is run ning several columns of school land sale notices. Old Mr. W. S. Decker, of Lenora, dropped dead on. Wednesday of last week of heart disease.? ' Let the boy follow th'e natural bent of his mind, and he will succeed that is, if he has any mind. " s . Homer Clark's hog, at Lenora, was only 15 month's old, but it weighed 460 pounds, dressed, the Leader tells. The Motz gang have left Hays City for the Indian Territory, on then: government surveying expedition. In experimenting on the subject at the state agricultural college, Prof. Shelton has ascertained that corn-and-cob meal is considerably better than corn meal for fattening steers. IT HAS PASSED. ' The Would is glad to be able to tell its friends in unorganized counties that the bill to enable them to vote a tax for school purposes became a law. "We 'gave our support to the measure,' and now con gratulate the friends of free education in the unorganized counties on the result. TALK TO THE TRUSTEES. The Would hopes to be able to record, at the proper time, that the township trustees throughout Trego and Goje counties have done their whole duty."' To people who are acquainted with the scope of the work of trustees, this will seem a mammoth hope. No such hope in the past has been realized with decent prox imity. In fact, so much carelessness or incompetency has prevailed as to make what has purported to be census returns, and other statistical information, well-nigh worthless. In Trego and Gove counties the trustees for this year are, in the main, good men". Two, Messrs. Kichards and Cross, have had the benefit of several terms of experience, while two others, Messrs. Platz and McCollum, were trus tees last year. It certainly is not going "too far to say that these men's experience will prove of material vahie in their work of this year. But no trustee can exercise too much care. If ho makes any mis takes in the way of leaving unassessed any taxable property or fails to include all his people in his census report or reports more or less improvements than actually exist or fails to giv&the military record of any ex-soldier, and "so on, his report is defective to precisely the extent which it misleads any one who searches it for information. People upon whom trustees call officially should give them information cheerfully and with exactness. Here are some of the points which are required to be met this season: Number of dwelling houses; families; the name of every person whose place of abode on the first day of March, 1885, was in this fam ily; age at last birthday; sex; color; mar ried; single; widow or widower; profession, occupation or trade of each person, male or female, 10 years years old and over; place of birth, naming state or territory of .STJ. S., or the country, if of foreign birth; where from to Kansas, naming state of territory of U. S., or country, if a foreignor; trade or profession being learned by each person, male or female, under 21 years of age; attending school within the year persons'10 to 15 years of age persons 15 to 21 years of age per sons 21 years of age and over; honorably aiscnargea rrom tne volunteer military service of the U. S.;" name of state in which enlisted letter or name of company or command name of regiment or. other organization to which attached arm of service name of prison in which con fined as a prisoner of war, if any. And then follows a mint of agricultural, horti cultural, lower-animal and other statistics, for whose names we cannot find room in the Would. But the men who accept the trustee ships take on themselves all the responsi bilities" of this vast work; and the secretary of the state board of agriculture is right when he recommends to county clerks the ..policy of refusing to accept any trustee's .returns wuicn are not in proper snape. After tne. .returns are in the Would will this county and Gove. If it shalL then develop thathe secretarys reopjnmenda Pinkham, we shall "tell on him ALMOST INCREDIBLY BRUTAL. The night Mrs. Whitmarsh was drowned, a dance was going on at the residence of Bob Whitmarsh, a cousin of her husband, and although the news of the accident was brought there soon after, the dance was kept up until morning. Now, while we are as fond of the "light fantastic" as anybody, "yet under such circumstances, it seems that decency and decorum, if nothing else, would have prompted the dancers to stop; the thought of two corpses lying beneath the turbid water in such close proximity, must have been anything but pleasant. The above is from the Crow correspond ent of the Kirwin ')hi'depcndent. The mother" and her babe referred to were drowned a short time" ago under 'the most distressing' circumstances. She had, we believe, been to apoint on the B. & M., in southern Nebraska, to take her husband home. She missed him. In returning to her home, in Phillips county, Kansas, she drove the team onto a bridge which was covered with water, on account of the swollen condition of the stream. Alas! the bridge, which the poor woman thought wa3 in good repair, was already partly washed away. Not only were she and her precious babe drowned, but the team also perished. Some time was re quired to find the bodies of the mother and her babe. Both were buried in the same grave. Such action as it attributed to that dancing party is almost incredibly brutal; yet an average mixed crowd of dancers are just about as apt as any other crowd which you can name to be criminally thoughtless, to say the least. A cow's cud is no part of her system it is a part of her food, which is brought up in the mouUi to bo chewed over again. ' Nohton has house sneaks. TREGO COUNTY TRACINGS. Served up by the " World's " Rustling Reporters. COLLYER CAWINGS. A cordial invitation is given to any one in this section of country who has an item for this column to address it to "WOULD'S CoUUESPONDEJTO, f. Coll ye jr, Kansas. Collyeu, Miarch IX. , Tramps are traveling. Death to the loco' weed. Hawks are on the wing. Lumber demand increasing. Grass is preparing for St. Patrick's day. Cattle are looking well, which have had good feed and shelter during the winter. J?lies and brown worms two house hold trials, have announced the opening of spring. A. Cressler, of the North Fork of the Solomon, an applicant for pension exam ination, registered at the Ainslie House last week. Mr. Hanchett has erected a house upon his claim, east of town,. and he and his little son Trill keep house until his wife and other children arrive. ' No serious cases of sickness are re ported, and the- warm weather of Sunday and Monday induced the few invalids to spend many hours out of doors. The numerous and, large hay stacks which surround the farmers' barns give a real home-like appearance to their places, and testify to lasyeas!s bountiful crops. Monday evening, 'March 2, two little cow boys appeared1" Mr. Spicer's,son Sand creek, and wore immediately adopted into his family as Nos. 13 and 14. Mr. Spicer values them at $2,000, and .another says they are bright little twins. Mr. B. D. McDonald, of Hailey, Idaho, arrived on last Friday's train, to pay a visit to his sister, Mrs. L.r LeBron. I leave my readers to imagine the happy meeting and the enjoyable, hours they will spend together after a separation of fourteen years.. u., t Mr. L. LeBron has pre-empted the claim joining Dr. Nealley's homestead on the south, and is npw preparing a home thereon for his family. Mr. LeBron is one of Collyer's earliest settlers, and it will be exceedingly pleasant for his many friends to have himself and family so close to town. There iar certainly ground for faith in Una country when peddlers find it profit able to visit it. Theymight be called the forerunners of good times. "I have some nice things to show yon !" was the open ing address of one wfio was selling jew elry last week, and whose interestingf?) history might be given in full, could your correspondent have read the French." which followed the .name, Jos "Rampant, in the Ainslie House register. f ', For some time rumors have reached here that "Wa"-l55hey magnetized the land seekers of Trego county, "and they went west no farthef; therefore it was with great delight thai our people wit nessed the beginning of Collyer's "boom," last week. There is plenty of room, and we hope that our eastern discouraged and flooded-out friends will come and locate among us. Mr. E. A. Benson, of Davenport, Iowa, and Mr. Geo. "W. Hone, of "Washington, Iowa, accompanied by Messrs. M. P. Donahey and L. Smouse, also of "Wash ing, H. B. Scott, of Burlington, and J. D. McFarland, of Lincoln, Iowa, spent a day in Collyer last week. The first-named gentleman is financially interested to the extent of many acres southwest of this place. ' Mr. Jones showed the party over the southern part of the to;vvnship, and they left pleasantly impressed! Jsith the country. From all quarters come reports . qf trouble from loco 'weed. One tells how he is obliged to confine a portion 6f " his cattle, because they immediately seek the weed as soon as liberated. Another re ports his neighbor's cattle very weak from its effects; and yet another, how a year ling Was brought home from the herd so weak' it' could scarcely walk, and, after receiving good care for a few days, was given Jfreedom, when, as if to demonstrate fully its disease, it eagerly sought a bunch of loco for its first grazing. The greatest trouble, is from cattle on the bottomlands, and .seems to arise from the cattle losing all appeate for other food, though some advance the idea that an insect inhabits the plant, which forms worms in the animal, causing death. W. C. CoLiiYEu, March,i8. Freezing again. Birds have come. Campers' wagons appear. Plenty of room for new comers. Heavy mist last Thursday mom. Mr. Jame3 O'Toole has moved, a house upon his claim, six miles west of Collyer. "Wheeler Bros, are preparing for spring trade by giving their store a fresh coat of paint. Mr. Spicer'5little twins were christened last Sabbath, by the priest, as Francis and Vincen. A prairie, fire was seen in the west Tuesday night, but no reports have been received as vto,he damage done. Messrs. Stevenson" received their car of goods on Saturday -and have located in the soutnern part of Graham county. Orders taken, ahu information given 'about Frear Stone Pipe Chimneys by G. T. Stickney, agent for western Kansas. Many" persons prepared for a heavy rain storm last rweek, but the clouds passed with only a salute of small showers. s The number of, section hands has been increased by two. The men came from the west and were placed in Mr. McFar land's gang. " ' Mr. .Hawks tand son have been actively engaged this week" unloading their car of goods and freighting them to .their new home on the Hackberry. ' - t i The music of the little sparrows, who have remained with us all winter, is now augmented by the arrival of the meadow larks, killdeers and blackbirds. ' v I. F. Purcell, late of Indiana, was' in town on "Wednesday. He is a professional school teacher, and desires to engage with some school district in these parts. ' To students of the almanac the threat ening storm of Monday was no surprise, though somewhat of a disapointment, as the heavy clouds greatly hindered view ing the eclipse. Captain" Holladay returned- from. Chi cago on 'Monday. He reports having a 'Jjolly time" in that busy city, and it must be that which' has'induced him to sell out here and seek again 'the tossing billows of Lake Michigan. Capt.- Hay, of Lane county,- was in town Monday. He shipped east 1300 pounds of sheep pelts. The captain has been a resident of western Kansas for a number of years, but he still carries a merry countenance, and not the long face of one discontented. -' 'It was fun for the boy, but not so much for the people in town, who were aroused Sunday night by the cry of "Fire." Failing to see any blaze, some sought their neighbors, who were equally mystified. Perhaps said boy was deeply sympathizing with those sufferers from a prairie fire far to tlie south. ' ' Though the wind blew quite severe on Sunday there was a large attendance at the Catholic church, and services were held until past noon. ' The ladies who! labored bo earnestly to raise funds to re pair the "church are now' urging the mat ter forward, and workrwfll be commenced immediately. Besides' plastering the walls, it is intended to ceil, put in new seats, and a frear-stone chimney. Should their; funds be exhausted hi fiaiking these improvements, it has been suggested that aboih' entertainment- be giroa to rake faadVto fence thft chmrch property. t - -. v, w.. f szebtckeiIE coipit, scsisra?s- OTMBEE 4. BANNER BUGLINGS. Banneu, March 17. Some landvseekers are around and corn- ingin. Mrs. house. O'Neal has moved into her new Mr. Hillbrand is building him a com modious house. Sam. Bingaman is building him a large two-story stone dwelling. . Some loud talk about signing petitions for roads across Big Creek: ' l - l A Mr. John Henry, from near Emporia, has .located claimsln our midst?.' " Si Patrick's day came in rather cool to be fully enjoyed even by theft aithfuL Mr. Hawk and, son arrived last week, with a car-load of plunder.' The family is to follow in a few days. The condition of cattle has greatly im proved since the severe -bold has given place to pleasant weather. Fire, on the 8th inst, swept across the the north part of our neighborhood. It started somewhere up about Buffalo Park. Our old friend, E. H. Arnold, and f am- ' ily are expected to return to Trego county, from "Wisconsin, within the next month. Mr. Arnold comes this rims to stay. Fafmers are busy" making the necessary preparations for a vigorous season of farm work. Grangers are in fine spirits, confident that their labors will be abund antly rewarded. There, will be more planting and sowing done in this neigh-1 borhood than ever before. Corn, sorghum and millet are the principal crops, ' ' w J. -Cantuel B. OGALLAH OOZINGS, . Prairie schooners begin to pass. Ground rather too dry for plowing. D.. M-. Logan is occupying W. O. Barnes' house. C. T. Clark's old store building is under going repairs: ' Logan andBuffingtpn have been doing well in the flayinbusiness. "Who will circulate the next school land petition? Bring it on, for you may just asVell have a piece of school land as any other man. - Mr. "W. O. Barnes started east the last of last week, instead of the first, as stated in the php'er of last week. A day, or two before oe started,' some. one borrowed bia saddle and neglected' to return it. t ' In a short lecture at the school house; Friday evening of last week, MrCdmbd showed gome plain and easy" "steps in the common application of Mensuration. He says that tbesubject can be presented in an attractive manner to schoolchildren; and tbafrit should .receive "more- attention in the common district schools. ' ' ' " '' C. U. Lateb. . CONSbLJDATEDVREPORT Of Wa-Keeney Schools for the Term Commencing Dec. 8, 1884, and Ending Feb. 27, 1885. ' TOTAJi ENUOLIjMENT FOB THE TEUM. , i r,Males. Females. Total Primary department, 33 26 59 Intermediate " . 23 . .t:2P . 43 Higher " 18. 29 47 Total, all, . ,U .75 140 monthly, total asd average daily at ' , "tendance. Primary Department. ' ' " ' ',x Mates. Females.Total.Atfg December 299 days 273 572. 4t January 420 " 380-800 February 420 " 400, 820 Total; q'r. 1139 " 1053 2192 40 41 Intermediate Department. Males. Females. Total: Ad g December 239 days 158 -397 30t January-" 280 " t, 220 m. 500 25 February "403, " 303. 706 35t TotaLq'r. -922 V . 681 1603 80f Higher Department. Males. Females. Total. Aifi December January February Total-q'r. 147 days 245 392 218 407 625 311 235 447 682 600 1099 ..1629 Grand total, " ouarter '2661' " 2883 5494 102 (No. of school "day's inmoiith of -Dec. 18.) , ; J., Wod Cakson, Principal. AKES HOU8K. - Wa-Keeney, Kansas -2 Stories,; i6o t long' ' BUILT OF STONE. RATES RESONAILE. IniakttiOpalortofxiyOMtiySUdf jf JT.r. PAGXTT, PropriiUr. S V m1 j g' - MfcSrt T. --- .., 'V, -- "; , inijM w'JlJJpJl.JltlH & SJir ' ' ii i ii i Minima tttfmw . .. S . itiWci"-- x "". . A - ji " tf 1 .. rtJif&m&tti 2 . '